Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time
Applications Close: 21 December 2022
</b></p><p><b>Start date: Term 1, 2023 (negotiable for the right candidate)
</b></p><p><b>Closing date: 21 December 2022
</b></p><p>MLC School is looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Department – Languages who will educate and inspire young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and in the lives of others. A virtual tour of our School is available at https://mlcsyd.youtour.com.au/
</p><p><b>About MLC School
</b></p><p>Founded in 1886, MLC School is an independent, nonselective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in Sydney’s inner-west. Our tagline ‘dare to be more’ is not only our goal for our students, it applies equally to our staff.
</p><p>Our highly professional staff, under the guidance of Principal Ms Lisa Moloney, challenge girls and encourage them to question traditional perceptions and roles of women.
</p><p>The MLC School girl is at the heart of everything we do.
</p><p><b>Who is the MLC School girl?
</b></p><p>The MLC School girl is empowered with skills and capabilities that enable her to be adaptive, compassionate and courageous so she can confidently take her place in an ever-changing society. She embraces new challenges and opportunities; and strives for excellence. She is cared for and well supported so that she can confidently focus on her own individual, personal and academic growth. A wide selection of subject choices, as well as an extensive co-curricular program, aims to empower girls to be self-reliant and play an active role in their futures.
</p><p><b>About the position
</b></p><p>Heads of Department are responsible for leading and coordinating the development and delivery of innovative teaching programs aligned to the strategic goals and priorities of the School. This includes tracking of individual student progress and mentoring of staff to achieve academic excellence within their discipline.
</p><p>They support the members of their department in the development of professional learning plans that are aligned to the strategic goals and priorities of the School. Building the capacity of the members of their team to meet these is a key function of this role.
</b></p><p>You will be able to demonstrate your ability and commitment to:
</p><ul><li>leading and supervising the development and implementation of the Department’s teaching programs, confirming that they cater for the learning needs and wellbeing of all students.
</li><li>engaging collaboratively with other leaders of the Learning and Teaching team, teachers and other learning specialists across the school to inform the development and implementation of teaching strategies that cater for individual learning styles and ability levels.
</li><li>planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs that foster the social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of students, confirming that the programs cater for the learning needs and wellbeing of all students;
</li><li>planning, designing and delivering differentiated learning programs that address variations in learning styles and ability levels;
</li><li>incorporating the appropriate use of ICT and related technologies into your teaching practice to enhance student learning in the classroom;
</li><li>teaching Languages in line with the NSW Curriculum and supporting the MLC School girl to achieve outstanding results;
</li><li>delivering service excellence to parents and carers by proactively engaging with and responding promptly and courteously to enquiries and requests for information;
</li><li>ongoing development of classroom practice and a collaborative approach to teaching and learning
</li><li>contributing to the ‘whole girl’ learning experience through your contribution to co-curricular programs;
</li><li>ongoing personal and professional development</li></ul><p>Experience teacher French is desirable.</p><p><b>The successful candidate will be rewarded with a number of excellent benefits including:</b></p><ul><li>Dedicated focus on professional growth and development
</li><li>CPR and First Aid Certification
</li><li>State of the art facilities and collegiate environment
</li><li>Employee Assistance Program available to you and your immediate family
</li><li>Salary packaging and access to LSL after 5 years’ service
</li><li>Discounted School fees
</li><li>Onsite parking, easy access to public transport and Westfield Shopping Centre
</li><li>Access to the School’s gym and indoor Aquatic Centre
</li></ul><p><b>How to apply:
</b></p><p>All applications are to be submitted via MLC School’s online Careers Portal and include:
</p><ul><li> a cover letter addressing the vacancy being applied for;
</li><li>a copy of your academic transcript; and
</li><li>the names and contact details of three confidential referees.
</li></ul><p>Please upload your application in a single PDF document.
</p><p><b>Applications close on 21 December 2022.
</b></p><p><i>Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only and MLC School reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
</i></p><p><i>We do not welcome interest from recruitment agencies at this time.